Saturday, 29 September 2018

Lili of the Valley Number Bears Version 3

This one looks so much nicer in real life than in the photos, the pink which is favourite colour combo is very pale and more rose than the picture shows. 

I am so glad I bought these bears and already they have made quite a difference to the cards I need to make. Of course I had to buy the letters as well and you might have already seen a few cards with those on.

Image: "number bear" Lili of the Valley Digistamp
Dies: XXL stitched square from Crealies
Card: "lovely lady" from Papertrey ink

Bear - E47, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40
Ground - W4, 2
Number - R85, 83, 81

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Mini Re-mix Happy

I have always been a fan of the greeting farm, the hair was my first real practice of copic colouring but I did find them a little large for my taste. Which is why I have bought the mini remix sets and have been using them a bit too, ok for most people that would mean never but in Amanda speak I have made practically every card with them lol.

I went with a simple design and more of those free papers, I am so glad one of the playday ladies brought an almost full set to playday and she gave them away too. 

Image: "mini remix happy" from the Greeting Farm
Sentiment: "keep it simple - birthday 2" from Papertrey Ink
Paper: "isabella" from Bo Bunny
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2, slatted sentiment strips all mft
Card: "charcoal" from Michaels

Friday, 21 September 2018

Gill Friends

I have been wanting to make this card since I first got this stamp set but its taken me a while lol, I also got a bit carried away and coloured all the fish but only three fitted in the tank I had created. maybe I will make another one......oh my I laughed out loud at that one....

Not much to say, it went together easily, the dies and pouches from MFT make easy work of shaker cards and are definitely my preferred method of making a shaker. I have quite a few varieties in my arsenal now so maybe I will make more, you never know.

Image and sentiment: "gill friends" from MFT
Dies: "aquarium shaker set" and A2 stitched rectangle set 2
Sequins and Shakers bits: blue from dollar tree and bubbles from Studio Katia
Paper: "basics" Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby

Puffer Fish - E99, 97, 95
Angel Fish - Y17, 15, 13, B26, 24, 23
Clown Fish - N2, 1, 0, YR09, 04
Sand - E31, 34, 35, 59
Water - B12, 41

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penny Black Birthday Bears Again

I used this design and even this paper pack last year to make some 40th birthday cards and I thought why am I trying to reinvent the wheel for a 30th card when I already have something that works, looks nice and the recipient hasn't seen before so here we go.

Not much else to say except after the fairy garden card I am loving making grass strokes lol.

Image: "birthday bears" from Penny black
Dies:"circle shaker frame" and "happy birthday frame" both MFT
Sequins: sparking clear from pretty pink posh, aqua from dollar tree
Paper: "Party patterns" from MFT

Bear - E44, 43, 42
Signs - BG57, 53
Ground - YG01, 03, 25, 17
Sky - BG11, 10

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Fairy Garden

Amy Young was the major inspiration for this card design, when I first started my copic journey I used to visit her blog for her Greeting Farm Anya hair colouring cards, she always included the colours and that was how I built my collection. I still enjoy seeing her cards and her colouring is absolutely mind blowing.

I was very nervous about colouring the grass after I had coloured everything else but I must say it worked and I should just trust myself a bit more...I spell disaster in my future after making such a bold statement....can't you tell I am not an optimist lol...I am not a pessimist more a realist lol.

Images and Sentiment : "fairy garden" and "fairy magic" both The Greeting Farm
Dies : "wonky stitched rectangles" from MFT
Card: "grape jelly" from MFT

Ground - E59, 57, 35, 34, 31, YR24
Grass - YG17, 25, 03, 01
Fairies - E15, 13, 11, 04, 01, 00, 000, R20, RV09, 06, V17, 15, Y17, 15, 13, YR09, 04, B26, 23, R39, 37, E49, 47, 44, YR27, 09, 24, 23, 20, E30, 31, 34, E59, 57, 35, YR16, E09
Garden - T6, 4, E93, 95, 07, 99, E35, 34, 31, YR67, 17, 25, 03, 01,
House - R85, 83, 81, E59, 57, 35, B26, 24, 23, E09, R08, Y15, 11, YG67, 17

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Shine On

During my last Florida trip my friend Jane wanted to order this stamp set, now I love me some free shipping so we ordered enough to qualify, the service was quick and we even got a "free bee" love puny stuff even more than free stuff....well maybe not but almost equally lol.

I watched a Kelly Latevola video and she coloured the bottles in rainbow order so of course that was the first thing I thought of, I can see this being a pretty versatile set for the ladies in my life, I kind of wish I had made two now lol.

My friend Kay used the blueprint 31 largest die recently on a card and I liked the effect so I had to use it myself this time.

Image and Sentiment : "shine on" Honey Bee Stamps
Dies: blueprints 31 from MFT

Tops - T6, 5, 4, 3
Ground - E59, 57, 35
Sky - BG13, 11
Red - R39, 37, 35
Orange - YR09, 07, 04
Yellow - Y17, 15, 13
Green - YG17, 25, 03
Blue - B28, 26, 24
Purple - V09, 17, 15
Pink - RV09, 06, 04

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Daydream Believer

You can tell how long I have had this stamp set, it has been retired and rereleased by Kraft Kimmie and I was still too scared to colour it, so I put on my big girl panties and just did it, the card kind of evolved on its own and I like the result. Sometimes organic card making is the way to go lol.

Image and Sentiment : "girls just want to have fun " kraftin Kimmie
Dies : cloud stax (retired) from MFT
Paper : "isabellina" bobunny free set

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93
Hair - YR15, 18, E09
Pjs - C4, 3, 2, 1, 0, R85, 83, 81, blender

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Creative Stamping Car

After making the camper van card I decided to use the car from the same set before I put it away. I'm not overly happy with the finished result but I thought I would show it anyway.

I think the bit I'm least happy with is the map section, I wasn't sure what to do and I think it shows lol. Also I used the wrong cardstock so the colouring isn't as blended as I'd like lol. Gosh I sound like a right grump, I have been enjoying making cards again and I guess not everyone can be as I like it and I shouldn't loose heart just because it didn't go as I wanted. Basically I'm saying put your big girl panties on Amanda and just get on with it lol.

Image and sentiment : creative stamping 54
Dies : a2 rectangles and square stax both from MFT

Car - B06, 04, 02, N4, 2, Y15,
Ground T5, 4, 3
Sky - BG11, 10
Map -YG25, 03

Monday, 3 September 2018

Creative Stamping Camper Van

My friend Kay recently showed a card on instagram using a Mama Elephant polaroid die and it gave me an idea, what if I made the van image into a photo, now my polaroid die is too small so I made my own using a large rectangle and large square, even if I say so myself it looks just like one lol.

Image and Sentiment : "creative stamping 54"
Dies: square stax and A2 rectangles both from MFT

Van - R89, 39, 37, N3, 1, 0, blender, B0000, 000
Sky - B0000, 000, 00
Sand - E37, 35, 34, 31
Sea - B39, 37, 34, 12